Book 46 of Year 2017 – “Loving bravely” by Alexandra H Solomon

We hurt those we love. For all kinds of reasons. Looking at how we hurt people we love is really hard work, kicking up incredibly uncomfortable feelings as we confront discrepancies between who we believe ourselves to be and who our actions suggest we are. Continue reading Book 46 of Year 2017 – “Loving bravely” by Alexandra H Solomon

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Book 45 of Year 2017 – “The Power of Attention” by Sarah McLean

Having compassion for yourself is essential.

It allows you to be present to your stressful thoughts and painful feelings without repressing them, blaming others for them, or hating yourself for having them. It helps you to navigate the ups and downs of love and loss, of ageing and sickness.

It strengthens your relationship with your interior real,, and with it, your resilience. Continue reading Book 45 of Year 2017 – “The Power of Attention” by Sarah McLean

Book 41 of Year 2017 – “You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life” by Rebekah Borucki

Many of us move on and create lives for ourselves that look nothing like who we were before, but we keep a foot or maybe even just a toe in that old life, making us feel as though we’re still not good enough. We carry old shame from a time when we made decisions not based on self-love or love for others. Continue reading Book 41 of Year 2017 – “You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life” by Rebekah Borucki

Book 39 of Year 2017 – “Micro-Resilience” by Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines

If we reduce the constant struggle against mental exhaustion, we can replace that exertion with fulfilling impulses like empathy, joy and creativity. We have the ability to address the challenges we face, envision a better life, set goals for the future and work toward those goals with grace and ease. Continue reading Book 39 of Year 2017 – “Micro-Resilience” by Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines